According to the Desoto Times Tribune, a Desoto County, MS resident was suffered serious injuries after her vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree off of Craft Road in Olive Branch, MS around 6 p.m. on Sunday evening. The 30 year old woman later died at the Med in Memphis from her injuries. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Olive Branch Police Department crash team, but there has not been a determination as to the cause at this time.
When the driver of a single car accident dies, the cause of the accident is very difficult to determine. That is why it is important to take immediate steps to have the vehicle examined by an expert, have an accident reconstruction expert visit the accident scene and take measurements, and interview potential witnesses. What may at first appear to be just a situation where the driver negligently lost control of his/her vehicle or fell asleep at the wheel, can often times leads to a completely different determination that there was mechanical failure of the vehicle, tire failure, improperly designed road conditions, or other driver negligence (running of one car off the road without making any contact). Determining the cause of these accidents can serve to educate others regarding the dangers associated with inattentive driving, as well as potentially correct problems with the vehicle or roadway found to be the cause of the accident.
If you have a friend or family member that has been involved in a single car accident, do not simply accept the explanation that they were at fault. There may be other causes for the accident that have not been uncovered. Speak to an experienced Mississippi car wreck attorney as soon as possible.